St. John’s plans celebrations

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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:00 am

St. John’s plans celebrations


Historic St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sealy has announced a series of monthly Celebration Sunday services planned this fall that it hopes will draw visitors from throughout the Sealy community.  Each Sunday will have a theme that carries through the worship service and into a lunch hosted by the congregation.

The series kicks off Sept. 15 with Invitation Sunday, for which the congregation is making a special effort to invite friends and neighbors to attend with them.  St. John’s, “the church with the red doors,” worships each Sunday at 10 a.m.  Each of the Celebration services will include Holy Eucharist for all baptized believers.

“Our greatest strength as a congregation is in the joy we experience when we worship and celebrate together,” said Brian Owen, senior warden of the church’s vestry. “By inviting others to join our worship service and fellowship lunch, we hope to strengthen our presence in Sealy.”

St. Francis Sunday is planned for Oct. 13 and includes the popular Blessing of the Animals.  Church and community members can bring their pets to St. John’s to receive individual blessings from Father Eric LeBrocq after lunch.  The event has been well-attended in the past with everything from donkeys to pet rats showing up.  

A Thanksgiving Sunday and a Christmas Season Sunday celebration will be held in November and December, respectively.

More information about these Celebration Sundays and St. John’s 127-year history is available on its website, The church is located at the intersection of Hwy. 36 and Sixth Street.


Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:00 am.

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